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Crime Report: Man With Gun Holds Up Three Near Yorktown HS

A young man with a gun held up three male victims in the area of Yorktown High School this past Friday night, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

Nothing was reported stolen during the hold up, which happened around 7:45 p.m.

More from the crime report:

BRANDISHING, 2017-12220221, 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard. At approximately 7:41 p.m. on December 22, police were dispatched to the report of a suspect holding an individual at gunpoint. Upon arrival, it was determined that three victims were walking in a park when a male suspect jumped out from the bushes and brandished a firearm. The suspect forced the victims onto their knees and threatened them, before dismissing two of the victims. The suspect instructed the third victim to empty his pockets before dismissing him from the scene. None of the victims were injured and nothing was stolen from the contents of the third victim’s pockets. Units canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a young, white male, in his late teens or early twenties, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black mask.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 2017-12220160, 1700 block of McKinley Road. At approximately 3:26 p.m. on December 22, police were dispatched to the report of a bank robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect entered a bank, approached the counter and passed a note to the bank teller claiming to be armed and demanding money. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. Nobody inside the bank was injured. Units established a perimeter and canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as as a chubby white male, 40-50 years old, approximately 5’6, wearing a gray winter hat, dark red coat and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-12220252, 1600 block of S. Glebe Road. At approximately 11:55 p.m. on December 22, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that two unknown suspects entered a business, brandished firearms, and demanded everyone to the back of the business. The suspects stole items of value from the business before fleeing. Units established a perimeter and a K9 track was conducted with negative results. None of the victims were injured. Suspect One is described as a black male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’10, with a slim build, medium skin tone, short, brown hair, dark brown eyes, a black jacket, black pants, a black mask and black gloves. Suspect Two is described as a black male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7, with a medium build, medium skin tone, wearing a black jacket, black pants, a black mask and black gloves. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-12260158, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road. At approximately 11:53 p.m. on December 26, police were dispatched to the report of an audible interior alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a business, causing damage. Nothing was reported missing. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY/LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 2017-12220113, 12220127, 12220131, 4600 block of 4th Street S., 4800 block of 8th Street S., 4400 block of 1st Street S. At approximately 12:41 p.m. on December 22, police were dispatched to the report of packages being taken off of porches. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect was observed removing numerous packages from the front porches of residences and stole items of value from a vehicle. Units canvased the area and located several discarded items from the packages and vehicle. The suspect is described as a younger black male, wearing red headphones, a light denim jacket, a dark shirt, light jeans and brown shoes, carrying a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-1221094, 600 block of N. Irving Street. At approximately 3:45 a.m. on December 21, police were dispatched to the report of an unlawful entry. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect entered a church overnight. Nothing was reported missing or damaged. The suspect is described as a white male, 300-350 lbs., approximately 5’10, with a beard and long, unkempt hair, wearing baggy, dark clothes and carrying a backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-12200018, 1100 block of N. Vernon Street. At approximately 2:10 a.m. on December 20, police were dispatched to the report of an unknown person who had entered a residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown male suspect entered an unlocked residence. A resident encountered the suspect inside the home and asked him to leave, which he complied with. The suspect was located by arriving officers nearby and taken into custody. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.  Edgar Barrera, 25, of Lanham, MD, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry and Drunk in Public.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-12200271. 1300 block of N. Meade Street. At approximately 11:35 p.m. on December 21, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking home when she noticed the male suspect walking behind her. When the victim stopped outside of her residence, the suspect walked beside her with his genitals exposed. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’7, with a thin to average build, approximately 150 lbs., with short, trimmed facial hair, wearing a dark colored zip up jacket with the hood tied tightly around his face, and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

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